tip one's hand
also tip one's mitt phrasal to declare one's intentions or reveal one's opinions or resources <
the Justice Department wouldn't tip its hand by saying what its next move…would be — Newsweek
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  • tip one's hand — ► tip one s hand N. Amer. informal reveal one s intentions inadvertently. Main Entry: ↑tip …   English terms dictionary

  • tip one's hand — idi cvb tip one s hand, to reveal one s plans or feelings, often unintentionally …   From formal English to slang

  • tip one's hand — phrasal : to show one s hand the Justice department wouldn t tip its hand by saying what its next move … would be Newsweek * * * informal reveal one s intentions inadvertently …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip one’s hand — tv. to reveal what one is going to do; to reveal one’s secrets. (From card playing.) □ I didn’t tip my hand at all. I left them guessing. □ They tried to get me to tip my hand …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • tip one's hand — verb a) In card playing, to accidentally reveal ones cards or hand. In Montreal, a 23 year old pyromaniac tipped his hand by rushing into the fire station a few minutes before the gong rang, shouting: Wheres the fire? b) To inadvertently reveal… …   Wiktionary

  • tip one's hand N. Amer. — tip one s hand N. Amer. informal reveal one s intentions inadvertently. → tip something in …   English new terms dictionary

  • tip one's mitt — phrasal see tip one s hand …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To turn one's hand to — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn around one's finger — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn one's coat — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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